11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route maker

Make it your trip
Drive
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Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Hofn
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights

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Skogar

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Skogar is known for nature, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Skogar trip planner.

Reykjavik to Skogar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hofn

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Explore Hofn's surroundings by going to Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Glacier Lagoon), Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour) and Sveinsstekksfoss (in Djupivogur). Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hofn online trip maker.

You can drive from Skogar to Hofn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd travel route site.

Traveling by flight from Hofn to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.